GIE+EXPO 2011 Daily Schedule

NOTE: The 2011 Green Industry and Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO) will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, through Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., which is on Eastern Time. Following is the show’s schedule (as of August 29), but it is subject to change:


THURSDAY, OCT. 27, AND FRIDAY, OCT. 28
Indoor Exhibits open: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Dealers admitted to indoor exhibits: 8 a.m.)
Outdoor Demonstration Area open: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


SATURDAY, OCT. 29
Indoor Exhibits open: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
(Dealers and retailers admitted to indoor exhibits: 8 a.m.)
Outdoor Demonstration Area closed.



THURSDAY, OCT. 27
10 – 11:15 a.m.
Machine-assisted Paver Installation Demonstration, Chuck Taylor, Oldcastle Architectural, Inc. Outdoor Demonstration Area.


10 – 11:15 a.m.
*Hardscape Demonstration – “Segmental Retaining Wall Installation Fundamentals,” Ronnie Birdwell, Segmental Solutions. HNA Outdoor Arena.


10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
New Product launches/press conferences. New Products Arena.


10 – 11:30 a.m.
*GIE+EXPO Workshop (Session A): “Adding Hardscape Installation to Your Company’s Success,” Pat McCrindle, MLPS Paver Systems, Inc. C108. (Repeated Friday at 10 a.m.)


10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Education for Dealers/Retailers – “Legal Issues Facing Today’s OPE Dealers,” Gary L. Antoniewicz, Boardman Law Firm LLP. Dealer Resource Pavilion.


10:30 a.m.
Stihl Lumberjack Challenge. Demo Area, D lot.


Noon – 1:15 p.m.
*Hardscape Demonstration – “Interlocking Concrete Paver Installation and Specialty Tools for Hardscape Installations,” Pat McCrindle, MLPS Paver Systems, Inc. HNA Outdoor Arena.


12:30 p.m.
Stihl Lumberjack Challenge. Demo Area, D lot.


1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Machine-assisted Paver Installation Demonstration, Chuck Taylor, Oldcastle Architectural, Inc. Outdoor Demonstration Area.


1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
*Hardscape Demonstration – “Low-Voltage Lighting for Hardscape Installations,” Jeff Hesser, CAST Lighting. HNA Outdoor Arena.


2 – 3:30 p.m.
Education for Dealers/Retailers – “Generating and Managing Online Leads for Higher Sales Conversion Rates,” Bob McCann, ARI. Dealer Resource Pavilion.


2:30 p.m.
Stihl Lumberjack Challenge. Demo Area, D lot.


3 – 4:15 p.m.
*Hardscape Demonstration – “Construction Best Practices for Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement,” Chuck Taylor, Oldcastle Architectural, Inc. HNA Outdoor Arena.


3 – 5 p.m.
*GIE+EXPO Expo Workshop (Session B): “How to Become a Great Foreman,” Phil Harwood, Pro-Motion. C108.


7 p.m.
The Monarchs opening for the Stealing Angels concert (9 p.m.) at 4th Street Live! Free.


FRIDAY, OCT. 28
8 – 9:30 a.m.
*Dealer Resource Roundtable Breakfast. Sponsored by Stihl and Gravely. North Wing Lobby.


10 – 11:15 a.m.
Machine-assisted Paver Installation Demonstration, Chuck Taylor, Oldcastle Architectural, Inc. Outdoor Demonstration Area.


10 – 11:15 a.m.
*Hardscape Demonstration – “Enhancing Hardscape Projects with Water Features,” James Chubb, Atlantic Water Gardens. HNA Outdoor Arena.


10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
New Product launches/press conferences. New Products Arena.


10 – 11:30 a.m.
*GIE+EXPO Workshop (Session C — Repeat of Session A): “Adding Hardscape Installation to Your Company’s Success,” Pat McCrindle, MLPS Paver Systems, Inc. C108.


10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Education for Dealers/Retailers – “Harnessing the Power of Social Media,” Sabrina Sebastian, Fastline Publications. Dealer Resource Pavilion.


10:30 a.m.
Stihl Lumberjack Challenge. Demo Area, D lot.


Noon – 1:15 p.m.
*Hardscape Demonstration – “Top Hats and Tuxedos: Steps, Columns and Seat Walls for Residential Hardscapes,” Pat McCrindle, MLPS Paver Systems, Inc. HNA Outdoor Arena.


12:30 p.m.
Stihl Lumberjack Challenge. Demo Area, D lot.


1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Machine-assisted Paver Installation Demonstration, Chuck Taylor, Oldcastle Architectural, Inc. Outdoor Demonstration Area.


1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
*Hardscape Demonstration – “Building the Outdoor Room.” Pat McCrindle, MLPS Paver Systems, Inc. HNA Outdoor Arena.


2 – 3:30 p.m.
Education for Dealers/Retailers –“Building and Maintaining a High-Performance Service Department,” Bob Clements,
Bob Clements International. Dealer Resource Pavilion.


2:30 p.m.
Stihl Lumberjack Challenge. Demo Area, D lot.


3 – 4:15 p.m.
*Hardscape Demonstration – “Cleaning and Sealing Concrete Pavers,” Russ Heitman, Seal ‘n Lock System Corp. HNA Outdoor Arena.


3 – 5 p.m.
*GIE+EXPO Workshop (Session D): “Ten ‘Best’ Practices that All Smaller, Growing Companies Need to Know and Practice,” Bill Arman, The Harvest Group. C108.


8 p.m.
The Davisson Brothers opening for the Charlie Daniels Band concert (9 p.m.) at 4th Street Live! Free.


SATURDAY, OCT. 29
9 – 11 a.m.
*GIE+EXPO Workshop (Session E): “Breakthrough Selling in a Tough Economy,” Jeffrey Scott, Landscape Success Systems. C108.


10 – 11 a.m.
Education for Dealers/Retailers – “Leveraging Aftermarket Selling Opportunities,” Bob Clements, Bob Clements International. Dealer Resource Pavilion.


The Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET’s) Green Industry Conference (GIC) and Professional Grounds Management Society’s (PGMS) School of Grounds Management will take place October 26-29.
For details, see www.GreenIndustryConference.org and www.PGMS.org. Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s education program will run October 25-29; see www.HardscapeNA.com.


*NOTE: Pre-registration and/or additional fees are required for some Hardscape Demonstrations, the Dealer Resource Roundtable Breakfast and GIE+EXPO Workshops.


 

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